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Kansas City had nation’s highest TV rating for Friday’s Women’s World Cup game

FC Kansas City’s Amy Rodriguez of the U.S. team controled the ball as China’s Li Dongna defended during Friday’s game.
FC Kansas City’s Amy Rodriguez of the U.S. team controled the ball as China’s Li Dongna defended during Friday’s game. The Associated Press

Kansas City can stake its claim as the soccer capital of the country.

The U.S. women’s national team’s 1-0 win over China on Friday night set a Fox record with 5.7 million television viewers, according to SportsMediaWatch.com. That is the third-highest rating for a women’s soccer match in U.S. history.

The top market for the Women’s World Cup game was Kansas City (7.8 rating), according to Sports Media Watch. St. Louis was second at 6.7, followed by Washington D.C. (5.7), Austin, Texas (5.6) and Greensboro, N.C. (5.4).

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